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Ian O.

Tour Guide at Westminster College

Class of 2019

Hometown: Mercer, PA

Major: Religion

Minor: Music and History


How has Westminster prepared you for life after college?

Westminster has been truly eye opening for the rest of my life. I have gained skills and cognitive abilities that allow me to assess and interpret different texts, situations, and perspectives that I am presented with. I have also been trained to view everything from a critical perspective. Today more than ever, accurate news and reporting is extremely important, and you can never not be bothered to double and triple check the correctness of a report, while also acknowledging the fact that everyone has a bias and a perspective. Also, I’ve learned that laundry is best done sooner rather than later.

I chose to attend Westminster College because...

I chose to attend Westminster College because it felt like the right decision. Everything in my life, I felt, was leading me to this place. It was close, relatively small that I could be involved as much or as little as I wanted to be, the professors were extremely knowledgeable and approachable, it was decently close so as my family could come watch the activities I wasn’t involved in, the community (at the college and in town) seemed to be extremely accepting and welcoming, and they were giving me more financial aid and grants than any other school I had applied to. It is for these reasons and many more that I chose Westminster College.

My favorite place at Westminster is...

My favorite place at Westminster changes depending on the season. In the summertime, it’s rather warm so being outside and close to or around the Lake Britain area is always picturesque. In fall, the weather cools down significantly and the Biology Trail, with it’s winding paths and scenic spots, becomes my favorite place. During Winter (assuming snow on the ground) my favorite spot is in the middle of the quad around 8 PM. Everyone is inside, and the lampposts cast a glow off the snow that has to be seen and felt. Lastly, in spring, my favorite place on campus is along any cement path with trees or shrubbery. Watching day by day as the buds give way to leaves and flowers is extremely rewarding.

I'm passionate about...

Nintendo Golf History Music

I'm involved with...

Brass Ensemble Westminster Titan Marching Band Pi Sigma Pi Honors Society Super Smash Bros. Club Phi Alpha Theta History Fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity Mortar Board Theta Chi Fraternity Trumpet Ensemble Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band Jazz Band
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